Patient Moccasins

By: danitacahill

Jan 21 2012

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Category: Child Photograhy, Photography, Photojournalism

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These moccasins belong to two of the three girls in the Grand Ronde Confederated Tribes junior royal court. The two whose moccasins are pictured were eight-year-old twins. They were waiting on stage for their turn to do a ceremonial dance at a Native American interpretive sign dedication last September in Scio, Oregon. The sign now hangs on the Scio Historical Society Depot Museum.

I like the well-worn look of the moccasins and how this girl in the jingle dress has a leg-twisted stance. It tells the story of an anxious, yet patient child.

The young Native American princesses danced beautifully, by the way. I know I wasn’t alone in wishing they could have performed several more dances.

Photo copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


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